West Virginia's most monstrous locations
Highlighted in the map below, many of the locations mentioned in our survey of West Virginia monsters are ideal for travelers as well as mysterious creatures. Select any of the icons to find out more about these beastly locations.
Select an icon to visit any of the monstrous towns covered in our story.
More spooky fun in West Virginia!
For more information on mysterious locales, visit our guide to the most haunted places in West Virginia, in which we've selected the top publicly accessible haunted towns and sites in the Mountain State. Or perhaps real-life horror is what you're looking for? The grisly tale of the Bluebeard of Quiet Dell gives an account of one of the first documented serial killers in the U.S.
Request FREE info on touring ghost towns on the New River
Many of the most fantastic ghost towns in the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia are accessible only by raft. Use our all-in-one request form to request pricing on a ghost-town raft trip from all licensed whitewater rafting companies at once. Include “provide information on touring ghost towns” in your request. Educational and ideal for families with children, raft trips are ideal for exploring cultural and natural history.